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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$255,000
5101 Woodrow Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
697
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1939
$255,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Lynndale Sec 01
2 br, 1 ba, 697 ft²
MLS® #: 7861044
Price:
$255,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7861044
Sqft:
697
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Lynndale Sec 01
Property Listed By:
Homecity, Inc.

Cute Bungalow Located In Prime Location! This Adorable Gem Has 2 Bedrooms,1 Bath, Wood Floors Throughout, Complete Bathroom Remodel With Whirlpool Bath And Glass Block Window!new Paint Inside Too! Seller Will Get A New Survey! Value Is In The Land!

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$975,000
502 Park Blvd - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,597
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2014
$975,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ideal Place
3 br, 3 ba, 2,597 ft²
MLS® #: 3544605
Price:
$975,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3544605
Sqft:
2,597
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ideal Place
Property Listed By:
The Boutique Real Estate

Nearing Completion This Stunning Farm House Modern In Hyde Park Features French Oak Floors, High Ceilings, And Tons Of Natural Light From The Huge Beautiful Windows. The Kitchen Features A 12 Foot Long Island, Walnut Cabinets, And Commercial Range. The Main Level Of The Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Full Bathrooms With Tons Of Bonus/flex Space On The 2nd Floor- Plenty Of Ro...

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$299,900
925 E 49th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,133
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1941
$299,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Harmon Terrace
3 br, 1 ba, 1,133 ft²
MLS® #: 2146365
Price:
$299,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2146365
Sqft:
1,133
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Harmon Terrace
Property Listed By:
Havenpath Realty

Central Austin Bungalow Located In The Ultra-hip And Surprisingly Affordable Ridgetop Neighborhood. Only 2 Miles From Ut Campus And 3 Miles From Downtown. New Roof 2014. New Hvac 2014. Remodeled Bathroom 2014. Remodeled Kitchen. Energy Efficient Windows. Corner Lot Covered With Huge Pecan Trees. Super Location Just North Of Campus, West Of Mueller Shopping And Parks, Ju...

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$176,500
4306 Avenue A #107 - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
810
Acres
0.03
Year Built
1975
$176,500
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Park Place Condo
2 br, 1 ba, 810 ft²
MLS® #: 6730009
Price:
$176,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6730009
Sqft:
810
Acres:
0.03
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Park Place Condo
Property Listed By:
Texas Platinum Properties

Great 2 Bedroom 1 Ba Investment Property In The Heart Of Hyde Park!!!! Current Tenant Has Been There For Years And Has Lease Through Mid July Of 2015- Unit Has Been Recently Updated And Has Fresh Paint - Great Lam/wood & Hard Tile Floors-large Closets- Great For Rental Property Or First Time Home Buyer - Or College Student- Unit Has 1 Covered And 1 Reserved Spot. Gr...

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$465,000
5506 Duval St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,539
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1955
$465,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
3 br, 2 ba, 1,539 ft²
MLS® #: 6458501
Price:
$465,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6458501
Sqft:
1,539
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Coldwell Banker United Realtor

Live Life Fully In Hot North Hyde Park*walk/bike To Funky Shops/restaurants/bars*hop To Dt/maj Hwys/ut/bus Lines*home Is Spotless, Move In Ready & Perfectly Situated In Heart Of Atx*hardwood Floors In 2bd/1ba Bungalow Plus Fully Equipped Flex Space In Rear--guest House/office Space/artist Or Musician Studio/man Cave Or Rental Income W/ Easy Care Concrete Floor*professio...

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$299,000
2301 Lawnmont Ave #9 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
863
Acres
0.03
Year Built
1982
$299,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Heritage Square Condo
2 br, 1 ba, 863 ft²
MLS® #: 7996173
Price:
$299,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7996173
Sqft:
863
Acres:
0.03
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Heritage Square Condo
Property Listed By:
Fathom Realty, Llc

This Comfortable Secluded Condo Is Tucked Away In Small Well Cared For Complex. Lawnmont Is A Residential Tree Lined Street In One Of Austin's Most Favored Central Areas: Allandale. Wood Floors And Brand New Hvac.

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$219,000
913 E 51st St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
720
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1947
$219,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Ridgetop
2 br, 1 ba, 720 ft²
MLS® #: 3817762
Price:
$219,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3817762
Sqft:
720
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Ridgetop
Property Listed By:
Turner Residential

Incredible Opportunity For Investor Or Owner Occupant Wanting Close-in Central Location. Adorable Well Maintained Home With Large Screened-in Back Porch, High Ceilings, Nice Size Bedrooms, Recent Cedar Privacy Fence. Large Lot Ready For Your Vision. Keep Existing Home And Build Dream Home In The Back. Leased Until May 31/2014 At $1050. Lot Is Large Enough To Build Two H...

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$375,000
5317 Mccandless St - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,046
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1947
$375,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Skyland
2 br, 1 ba, 1,046 ft²
MLS® #: 7631811
Price:
$375,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7631811
Sqft:
1,046
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Skyland
Property Listed By:
Texcella

Brentwood Beauty Elegantly Remodeled With Tons Of Charm & Excellent Schools. Kitchen Features Updated Light Fixtures, Sophisticated Countertops, Custom Backsplash, And Stainless Steel Appliances, In Move-in Ready Condition! This Is An Extensive Green Remodel Featuring Recent Hvac, Tankless Water Heater, & Solar Screens. Big Bedrooms, Original Hardwood Floors &, Metal Ro...

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$469,000
4410 Barrow Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,647
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1942
$469,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Sparks & Moore
2 br, 3 ba, 1,647 ft²
MLS® #: 3796790
Price:
$469,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3796790
Sqft:
1,647
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Sparks & Moore
Property Listed By:
New Home Solutions Realty

Look No Further, It's All Here! Richard Hughes Designed Remodel. Quiet Street ~ Oak Flooring & Tile Throughout ~ No Carpet. Master W/ Two Separate Full Bathrooms & Office. Two Separate Living Rooms ~ Second Living Room Sound Proofed ~ Currently Used As Music Studio. Perfect For That, Or To Get Just Away From The Noisy Hustle Of Everyday Life And Get Lost In The Flames O...

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$280,000
5502 Avenue F - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,028
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1947
$280,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Highlands
3 br, 2 ba, 1,028 ft²
MLS® #: 1127996
Price:
$280,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1127996
Sqft:
1,028
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

Rare 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Home In North Hyde Park, Great Remodel Investment Opportunity For Hold Or Flip, Original Wood Floors, 1 Car Detached Garage With Alley In Back, Large Bedrooms, Big Pecan Trees, Walkable Area - 2 Blocks From Many North Hyde Park Venues, Brew Pub/bars, Shops, Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine, The Vegan Nom - True Funky Austin! Easy Access To Downt...

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$549,000
108 E 46th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,896
Acres
0.08
Year Built
2001
$549,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Annex
3 br, 3 ba, 1,896 ft²
MLS® #: 1088707
Price:
$549,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1088707
Sqft:
1,896
Acres:
0.08
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Annex
Property Listed By:
E-executive Realty

Modern Designed Custom Hyde Park Annex Home, Great Central Location, Close To Downtown And The Universityof Texas, Close To Shipe Park And The Triangle, Hardwood Floors, Tile, Granite Tops, Jacuzzi Tub, Huge Master Walk In Closet, Skylights, Lots Of Windows, Jenair Grill, Open Living To Kitchen, Huge Living Room. This A Lot Of House For The Money. There Is No Back Yar...

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$649,000
4605 Eilers Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
2,010
Acres
0.12
Year Built
1946
$649,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ridgetop Annex
3 br, 2 ba, 2,010 ft²
MLS® #: 6646328
Price:
$649,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6646328
Sqft:
2,010
Acres:
0.12
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ridgetop Annex
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Remodel And Addition Of Hyde Park Bungalow By Owner/architect In 2008. Great Open Floor Plan And Quality Finish Out. Spacious Family Room Addition And Upstairs Master Suite Addition. Updated Electrical, Plumbing, Etc. Covered Back Porch And Large Fenced Backyard. Located Within The Desirable "lee Elementary" School Boundaries.

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from November 21st, 2014 at 10:02am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.